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Orange Blossom Water

Why hello… apologies for the slight delay in blog posts this week. It’s been a busy one, full of joy and adventure… though with a strong sense of urgency… go, go, go. When I know I’m going to have a busy week ahead I always try to add a ‘splash’… CONTINUE READING >

Dining Room Inspirations

Here are a few of my reference images for our dining room extension. Obviously we aren’t at the decorating phase yet (refer to scary yesterday’s post), however you always need your inspiration and visuals close at hand. Most importantly you need to know how you want to live in your… CONTINUE READING >

Floor Finale – White Washing

So the end has finally come. Above is our empty living room and also a close up of the tone and opacity of wash we achieved with Porters Paints Wood Wash. I am absolutely thrilled! Click here and here and here and here to see the progress, or just search… CONTINUE READING >

Sanding- Part Four Second Coat

Just incase you had forgotten, here is before. What do you think? I am super thrilled. Once textiles and furniture are added this will help soften the ‘starkness’ of the first bedroom. This time yesterday I wasn’t particularly thrilled. I was suffering from what I call ‘Floor Fever’. This is… CONTINUE READING >

More Sanding

After a weekend of sanding, edging, puttying, sanding and edging, I have some results for you! We decided to go with Porter’s Paints Wood Wash in the standard colour (no tint), which I applied today with a brush and muslin. I decided to start in the bedroom, as my sensibility… CONTINUE READING >

Floor Sanding Part Two

So, I doubt anyone will be coveting the above shot on Pinterest, though I thought I would keep it real and show you the behind the scenes chaos at our house mid sanding the floors. I am planning on posting a few more ‘sanding’ posts on route to achieving limed… CONTINUE READING >

Floor Sanding

You know when you start something and really wish you hadn’t… in the midst of celebrating the book launch of ‘Little bit of this, Little bit of that’ over the weekend, Timothy O and I decided it would be a great idea to get a start on sanding the floors… CONTINUE READING >

Crazy Crazing

©Kara Rosenlund
I have such a weakness for faults; if it is chipped and broken I undoubtedly will love it. However, if it is crazed then that is just another story! Crazing is generally a fault that occurs in old glazed ceramics. Over time the elements such as heat cause… CONTINUE READING >

Cover Me

Being s visual person I am highly prone to being a touch impractical; I choose a book by its cover, I choose wine by the label, I choose spices by the packaging (we have way to0 many tins of smoked paprika in the pantry)….. I find details to be extremely… CONTINUE READING >

Brusha Brusha Brusha

© Kara Rosenlund Brushes, I really think they have been left behind in the whole eco household cleaning movement. Sometimes you need to look backwards to move forwards and where else to start than with brushes. Seriously, I use mine every day for all sorts of purposes and I’m continuously… CONTINUE READING >

Food Connect – ed!

©Kara Rosenlund Hold on to your seats! Look at what I have found! Its called Food Connect and it is great! A seasonal fruit and vegetable co-op based in Salisbury (there is also one in Sydney for you Sydney siders), where South East Queensland farmers bring in their stunning produce… CONTINUE READING >

Standard Issue

©Kara Rosenlund I was out and about sourcing yesterday for a shoot when to my pure joy I came across these… Original 1968 Swags from the Vietnam War – never used! I was squealing about all over the place when I saw them; I bought a few as I think… CONTINUE READING >


Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, storyteller, adventurer and author.

Her love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares her visual stories from her adventures, inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters.

Her first hardcover interiors book, Shelter - How Australians Live, is out now.

Above all else Kara is a lover of all things real. She shares her humble life through her Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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